The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Alexandra “Sasha” Suda as its new Director and CEO. The announcement was made this morning by The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, in a media release which can be accessed here.
As Director and CEO, Dr. Suda will work with the NGC team to promote and support the Gallery’s mandate of developing and maintaining an exceptional national collection, and to further the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art across Canada and around the world.
“We are honoured and pleased to have Dr. Suda lead our team,” said Françoise Lyon, Chair of the Gallery’s Board of Trustees. “She is not only an internationally recognized curator who has organized award-winning exhibitions with record breaking attendance, but she is also an engaging and inspirational leader and team builder who has collaborated with collectors, curators and other museum stakeholders throughout her career. This is an exciting time for the Gallery as it approaches its 140th anniversary. We look forward to working with Dr. Suda as she fulfills the Gallery’s mandate and develops new opportunities for one of Canada’s most respected cultural institutions.”
Dr. Suda began her career in the Medieval Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She earned her PhD in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and was most recently Curator of European Art and the R. Fraser Elliott Chair of Prints and Drawings at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Dr. Suda, who is the Gallery’s 11th Director, will officially start April 18, 2019.